Office Hours with John Gardner featuring Denise Bartell

Episode 108- Learning as a Community with Denise Bartell

Office Hours with John Gardner

Denise Bartell discusses the significance of relationships. She explains why institutions should intentionally create communities for faculty, staff, and leaders to learn. Hear why empowering faculty is the key to facilitating change in the higher education system.

Denise Bartell is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at Kent State University, where she facilitates strategic initiatives related to access, retention, completion, and student success with a focus on improving equity of outcomes for historically underserved students and empowering faculty as key stakeholders in this work. Her scholarship takes a systemic and explicitly relational approach, most recently exploring a reconceptualization of faculty development to utilize principles of high impact learning experiences and authentic engagement to create communities of transformation where members are empowered to transform public higher education as a tool for building a more just and equitable society. Denise earned a B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies from Cornell University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin.

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